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Rang De facilitates small loans (microcredit) for Indians who do not have access to credit. You can lend from Rs. 100 onwards on RangDe.Org to micro-entrepreneurs identified by our partners across India. Browse through our borrowers and lend to one of them!

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A life changing field visit to Pusad!

February 21st, 2014

- Sowmya Nandan, Rang De Chief Impact Officer   Rang De’s Chief Impact Officer recently returned from her first field visit to Pusad, Maharashtra and brought back with her inspiring stories of our borrowers and field partner, SAGRAS. Here’s a look at the field visit that left her short of words.   Every field visit Read more …

Some trips are Life Changing!

August 6th, 2013

- Smita Ram, Rang De co-founder and Managing Trustee Rang De’s Smita and Sowmya recently returned from a field visit to Mysore where they interacted with Rang De beneficiaries along with the members of our field partner SVYM. Here’s a detailed account of their exciting experience!  “Yet another Field Trip!” No, it never really feels that way. Read more …

The Story of a Quilt

March 8th, 2013

I’d like to share a story today; a story that is apt for Women’s Day. The story goes like this. A few years ago, at a community meeting for women, someone asked the group, “As a woman, what is that one skill you have that can contribute economically?” A few women responded. one said “making agarbattis” and another said ‘making Read more …

Kerala: Land of resolute women and inspiring tales!

February 12th, 2013

Rang De team member Sushmita Banda and social investor Aravind Deivendran are just back from a field trip to Palakkad and have brought back inspiring tales of our incredible borrowers from Kerala. Presenting the photo stories of the trip!

Rang De’s ‘Penny Wise Project’

January 10th, 2013

Mahindra ‘Spark the Rise’ is a unique online platform for change-makers across India to connect, collaborate, exchange ideas and to compete for monthly grants from Mahindra. Projects known as Sparks are evaluated by public and an expert Jury on Impact, Feasibility and Innovation and each month, 12 Sparks receive grants from Mahindra. Rang De’s official Spark Read more …

Lighting Up India!

October 16th, 2012

Last Diwali, an unusual road trip to Hyderabad and an accidental wrong turn led us to discover a different India. While we were heading to celebrate Diwali with family, for a majority of the villages we passed by, it was just another day. No lights, No sweets, No gifts. Just A USUAL DAY of trying Read more …

Rang De Entrepreneur Success Story: Saraswati Devi

April 5th, 2012

From our Field Partner, Udyogini Saraswati Devi is a disadvantaged woman social entrepreneur who overcame all odds to build an enterprise that is of direct benefit to the community and herself. Saraswati Devi is a simple, yet sharp 30-year old woman of Gambharia Village in Bundu Block, Ranchi district. Almost 70% of the population in Read more …

Call to make a difference

August 25th, 2011

Every month, we touch base with our borrowers to see how they are doing and if our loans have been helpful or not. With the rising number of people we are investing in, we need more and more support from you. Click on the image above for more details on how you can help. Do Read more …

Add the colour ‘Green’ to your social investments!

May 7th, 2011

By Diksha Belwal, Rang De Team In this go green era, use of plastic material still doesn’t sound out of place. Does it? We are still at a very nascent stage of avoiding plastic bottles and carry bags altogether. It is so much a part of our day to day life -be it for shopping Read more …

Invest in Education to help people escape poverty!

April 30th, 2011

By Smita Ram, Rang De Team He who opens a school door, closes a prison. ~Victor Hugo We may all complain about the Education system in India and how it needs to improve. Whatever be our criticism, deep inside we all know that we are here because of our education and the sacrifices made by Read more …